When recovering from the flu, or any other ailment that might have you scurrying to your bed, then a phone call from a friendly neighbour with the words.." so how long are you going to be laid up?" would invariably send me into fits of giggles, as I would have a mental image of being tied to the bed as if in bondage!
Anyway the last few days I have been " laid up" after having had a nasty tooth extraction on Monday afternoon.........urrrgh.I won't give you the gory details suffice to say I hope like mad I never have to have another tooth pulled( "pulled" being the gentle word to use, rather than wrenched and crunched and extracted in fragments).
Today I haven't felt like doing any of my normal chores and have spent some quiet time making this, after I had read Melissa's post this morning.
I like to make a different Christmas decoration each year and this little bird will be perfect and good to go with a gift of Christmas shortbread or truffles, though having just been given a lovely recipe for biscotti with delicious fruits and nuts, I might make that this year instead.
When I was in Wellington on Saturday I had the opportunity to visit NZ Quilter in Kilbirnie, it was just a walk away from the wonderful Maranui Cafe and I was only there for a few minutes (because they were about to close) but managed to find the latest Kumiko Sudo book "Wagashi".
It is filled with beautiful handsewn gifts to make like these. The folded fabric balls have little bells inside, and most of the gifts only take an evening or a couple of hours to make from start to finish.
I have all of Kumiko's books and I am mad about her work. Her books are full of treasures that I want to make and the fabrics she uses are delicious.